Per-Inge Isheden



Painting has always been my passion, something I couldn’t live without. Since I first saw my mother pressing from the tubes those wonderful brilliant glancing colours and mixing them on her pallet. I literally wanted to eat paint!

From my teens I painted on all my free time. During my years in the art school also on Saturdays and Sundays. During my years as teacher on weekends and summer holidays. Then at last full time.

I started mixing the rather conventional painting techniques I learned in the art school, with brush and knife. Then successively adding dripping, splashing and even pouring paint on my canvases. I discovered   the possibilities of transforming an old landscape painting into a portrait, a pair into the back of a woman.

I looked for inspiration everywhere, not within art but in magazines, comic books, illustrations, old prints, odd road signs, whatever. The colour combination on a big truck, the colour pattern on a fish, the red of a traffic sign.

That chaotic mixture slowly turned into my very personal expression, where I for every new situation choose different parts of my repertoire and my very special way of thinking and solving problems.